Visitbeijing: 2016 World Tourism Cities Federation Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit Will be held in September in Chongqing

Publish Time:2016-09-09 13:07:17Source:Visitbeijing

【Introduction】:On September 6th, a news conference detailing the 2016 World Tourism Cities Federation Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit was held in Beijing by World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF).

On September 6th, a news conference detailing the 2016 World Tourism Cities Federation Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit was held in Beijing by World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF). This summit is organized by both WTCF and the Chongqing Municipal Government, and will be held from September 19 to 20.Discussions will be held regarding the issues of tourism investment, urban development and shared economy.

During the conference, Song Yu, the WTCF Secretary-General said that an estimated 400 guests from 85 cities and 40 institutions are expected to attend this summit. Participants include more than 30 Mayors and Deputy mayors and officials from the United Nations, UN World Tourism Organization(UNWTO), Pacific Asia Travel Association(PATA), World Travel and Tourism Council(WTTC) and Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO),which have all confirmed their attendance and intents to deliver speeches during the summit.

The summit will set up many activities including the Banquet, Opening Ceremony, General Meeting, Council Meeting, Forum Session, Exhibition, Tourism promotion, Business Discussions, Investment Discussions, and Closing Ceremony. The Main Forum will be followed by three Sub-Forums.

WTCF has travelled through five years since it was founded in 2012, the first council has made many worthy contributions to the development of WTCF. It will be the most significant summit held by WTCF because of the General Election, which will be held during this summit. There will be arrangements for a new Chairman and Vice-chairman of council and the second council, which will then vote for the host cities of Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit in 2017 and 2018.

Many achievements will be published in this summit: the Secretariats of WTCF and SCO will sign a memorandum of understanding, form an investment branch, establish a member service platform for investment and financing, sign a cooperative investment agreement, publish the main research results of 2016 Development Report of World Tourism Cities, Market Research Report on Chinese Outbound Tourist (City) Consumption (2015-2016), and WTCF Chongqing Declaration will be release. All of which embody the accurate cognition and judgment of WTCF about the world tourism development.

Chongqing is an important tourist area with abundant tourism resources and profound historical and cultural significance. It is also one of the founding cities of WTCF and has made great contributions to the development of WTCF. The host city of the 2016 summit (Chongqing) was selected during the previous summit, held in the Rabat and Fez, which not only represents the common wish of all the world tourism cities, but gives full affirmation to Chongqing tourism. On the eve of the summit, WTCF plans to launch many Chongqing product routes through the investigation of travel agencies and media representatives in order to build a first class city service, increase the number of visitors, and further improve the popularity and influence of Chongqing in the world.

Qin Dingbo, the Deputy Director-General of Chongqing tourism bureau said that Chongqing Municipal Government had specifically set up a committee since they won the bid, and also made an overall scheme for the summit and prepared diligently for the event. The committee paid particular attention to the detailed services and has recruited hundreds of volunteers, even many airlines, hotels, travel agencies and financial enterprises has joined in to provide high-efficient and all-round services, which makes the summit a high-level, International and distinctive tourism event.

Chongqing welcomes people to come and attend the summit, let’s explain and spread the concept of “Better City Life through Tourism” and make meaningful contributions to the development of world tourism.

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